St. Catherine of Alexandria holding in her hands instruments of her punishment. On the right is St. Agnes, and a lamb, the emblem of her innocence and gentleness.
Auguste Racinet. The Costume History Hardcover – Illustrated, November 4, 2015
by Françoise Tétart-Vittu (Author)
Racinet's Costume History is an invaluable reference for students, designers, artists, illustrators, and historians; and a rich source of inspiration for anyone with an interest in clothing and style.
THE details that fill the accompanying plate are too numerous for us to indicate the sources from which they have been derived, but they have all been taken from manuscripts of the fifteenth century.
The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World Paperback – December 7, 2021
by Virginia Postrel (Author)
From Neanderthal string to 3D knitting, an “expansive” global history that highlights “how textiles truly changed the world” (Wall Street Journal)
History of Costume. The chaperon, cote-hardie, houppelande, liripipe, poulaines. Fashion of the middle ages.
Clothing in Poland in the 14th and 15th centuries. Typical and historical figures.
Royal Persian. 15th century. THIS is probably as near perfection as the woolen carpet of the East has ever come.
Instruments of torture. Shame mask, thief catcher, thumbscrews, iron collar, branding iron. Middle Ages and modern times.
Italy 15th century. Fashion from 1400 to 1500. Typical Italian Renaissance woman’s ensemble. The Cotehardie and houppelande.
The Clan Davidson (Daibhidh). THE evidence of the early date of this design rests entirely upon specimens in collections of old hard tartans.
THIS venerable instrument, the least impaired Gaelic Harp existing, is known as Queen Mary’s Harp or Lude Harp and date back to the 15th century.
THE Highland Harp, known as the Clàrsach Lumanach, or Lamont Harp brought from Argyllshire by a daughter of the Lamont family in 1464.